Treatment and Training Tips for Elite Athletes to Everyday Patients from

World Surf League Medical Director Dr. Tim Brown

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Use Dr. Tim Brown’s innovative techniques to help improve the rate of recovery and healing with your patients/clients.
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Learn how to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team approach that puts the Athlete at the center of the Health and Fitness paradigm.
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Learn from one of the most experienced, humble, hard-working Sports Medicine Doctors you’ll ever meet.
Tim Brown
Dr. Tim Brown is one of the foremost experts and leading innovators in the world of sports medicine, with more than 45 years of experience working with some of the world’s most recognizable athletes. As a former college football player, pro beach volleyball player, and skilled surfer/snowboarder, Dr. Brown knows firsthand about the frustration of injury, pain management, the current reactive instead of proactive injury cycle environment and the painstaking process of rehab and recovery. In the early 1980s, while working as the Original Medical Director for the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals), Dr. Brown revolutionized the world of sports taping and soft tissue treatment with his innovative SPRT (Specific Proprioceptive Response Technique) approach and was arguably one of the first to utilize Kinesiology tape on elite athletes for functional, structural, and neuro-muscular issues. SPRT helps stimulate the body’s natural healing process to create alignment, mobility, proprioception and control through comfortable, specific soft tissue techniques and by aligning, compressing and supporting soft tissue structures in the direction of relief and correction though taping applications. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, professional beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh attracted a lot of attention when she won a gold medal while wearing a version of SPRT for an injured shoulder. During that time, Dr. Brown had moved on from the AVP and was working and traveling with the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals- currently the World Surf league) World Tour, as his SPRT soft tissue treatment and taping systems continued to gain recognition with athletes around the world. After decades working with countless elite and professional athletes, Dr. Brown created the latest evolution in functional performance apparel: IntelliSkin. Initially designed as a posture correction shirt to wear during workouts, or throughout the day, IntelliSkin is now central to performance optimization, pain relief, and rehabilitation protocols for experts everywhere. Dr Brown currently serves as the Co-Medical Director for the WSL, while being a Head Sports Medicine and Performance Consultant for both Hurley and RedBull High Performance athletes.

SPRT (Specific Proprioceptive Response Technique)

SPRT (Specific Proprioceptive Response Technique) was developed by Dr. Brown while working with Pro Beach Volleyball (AVP) and Pro Surfing (ASP/WSL) Tour professionals to help dynamically heal, normalize and support injured, impaired, imbalanced and dysfunctional soft tissue structures. Since the traditional soft tissue treatment and taping protocols worked by either utilizing deep, uncomfortable symptom specific pressure or by locking down the area and restricting movement, the approached didn’t work to support functional movement. Dr. Brown imagined a process by which you could work with the neuromuscular system using a specific soft tissue treatment approach and multiple types of tape with different properties, that would allow support for the injury or imbalance, but would also encourage pain-free movement to help stimulate the physiological and sensorimotor system.
WebExercises and Dr. Tim Brown have partnered to offer SPRT instructions and protocols through the WebExercises platform by using the technology that will help you learn and will help you help your patients and athletes. Use WebExercises to stay up on the latest tips, tools and techniques from Dr. Brown… Plus, create exercise/rehab programs and share them with your patients, build your own programs or use our pre-made clinically proven protocols for all major conditions. Video demonstration and progress tracking make the exercise programs engaging for your patients. Get instantaneous feedback on pain and program compliance to deliver outstanding care, as your patients follow easily from their phone or tablet. No longer will you wonder how to perform specific SPRT protocols and no longer will your patients wonder how to perform the exercises you prescribe for them.
“Normalization of functional anatomy, physiology and neurology of injured soft tissue structures, is the objective of a sound treatment protocol.” -V. Janda

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(Continuing Education Units: DC – 12 hrs CA and more states pending)

Course Outline

This course will take an in depth look into the history, philosophy and science behind Specific Proprioceptive Response Technique (SPRT) and its application to the spine, extremities and its role in Sports Medicine. You will learn the examination and assessment process for common spine and extremity injuries in sports as it relates to SPRT. The course will include lecture followed by functional taping and soft tissue treatment techniques allowing the clinician to immediately put into practice.

Hour 1

Background and history of Dr Tim Brown’s career and experiences History of athletic and functional taping and soft tissue treatment

Hour 2

History of Specific Proprioceptive Response Technique (SPRT)

Hour 3

Functional examination, diagnosis, treatment and indications for utilization of SPRT sensorimotor taping support and soft tissue system

Hour 4

  • Examination of static and dynamic alignment
  • Examination of breathing patterns
  • Alignment and breathing Lab

Hour 5

Assessing Mobility:
  • Ankle
  • Hip
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Mobility Lab

Hour 6

Assessing Full Kinetic Chain Stability and Control
  • Ankle
  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Spine
  • Shoulder/Scapula

Hour 7

Assessment and important factors surrounding- The Ankle SPRT Soft Tissue Lab and Taping Lab

Hour 8

Assessment and important factors surrounding- The Knee SPRT Soft Tissue and Taping Lab

Hour 9

Assessment and important factors surrounding- The Hip SPRT Soft Tissue and Taping Lab Assessment and important factors surrounding- The Low Back SPRT Soft Tissue and Taping Lab

Hour 10

Assessment and important factors surrounding- The Shoulder SPRT Soft Tissue and Taping Lab

Hour 11

Assessment and important factors surrounding- Posture SPRT Soft Tissue and Taping Lab

Hour 12

  • Review rehabilitation objectives
  • Answer Questions
2019 Courses February 22nd (2pm-7pm) -23rd (10am-5pm) Hurley Campus Costa Mesa, CA Contact us to register for this course.
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    kevin wilk

    “Dr Tim Brown is one of the most creative and talented clinicians I have ever met. He is an innovator of new techniques, highly skilled in the area of evaluation and treatment and continues to develop new and effective ways of treating everyone from the highest level athlete to the everyday patient. He has shown me numerous new techniques in kinesiology taping, manual therapy techniques and exercises, I still use today.”

    Kevin Wilk, DPT, PT

    Sue Falsone

    “Tim Brown is a one-of-a-kind clinician with a unique eye for movement and an equally unique understanding of the individual imbalances which affect this movement. In my experience working with Tim, he considers the athlete as a whole, to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, while working collaboratively with other healthcare professionals in the best interest of the patient.”

    Sue Falsone, PT, MS, ATC

    Per Lundstam

    “Red Bull High Performance has been fortunate to have Dr Tim Brown as one of our main medical clinicians for our athletes for years, and over this time it’s become very clear how much value Tim’s expertise, his mentorship and his devotion to education for our medical staff and our athletes as it relates to health, performance and return to sport, has provided for our program.”

    Per Lundstam, Director of Athlete Performances, Red Bull North America

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